Drones (Unmanned Aircraft) are here to stay. Over 35% of all U.S. military aircraft will be Drones in the future. A $29 dollar purchase allows for any computer to see what the Drone is seeing. The computer system has been compromised. What’s next? A PowerPoint Laser Pen brings down a Drone? Here’s some information on the U.S. Drone fleet, which is to grow to 165 Drones in the near future, and increase from there.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is maker of the Predator Drone and many other products. View their UAV (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle) here. andfor more information, go to DefenseTech here. Pentagon to spend $65 Billion to upgrade technology systems.
War causes death and serious injuries. The United States troops hurt or dead is over 70,000. WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH? End the War(s) NOW.
Last Week: US Iraq Casualties Rise to 72,548
From Voters For Peace By Michael Munk
US military occupation forces in Iraq under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 21 combat casualties in the week ending December 15, 2009 as the official total since the 2003 invasion jumped to at least 72,548. The toal includes 35,080 dead and wounded from what the Pentagon classifies as “hostile” causes and more than 37,458 (as of Dec. 5) dead and medically evacuated from “non-hostile” causes.
The actual total is over 100,000 because the Pentagon chooses not to count as “Iraq casualties” the more than 30,000 veterans whose injuries-mainly brain trauma from explosions – were diagnosed only after they had left Iraq.** In addition, ICC names eight service members who died of wounds after they left Iraq and are not counted by the Pentagon.**
US media divert attention from the actual cost in American life and limb by occasionally reporting only the total killed (4,373 as of Dec 15) but rarely mentioning the 31,603 wounded in combat. To further minimize public perception of the cost, they cover for the Pentagon by ignoring the 36,562* (as of Dec 2)*** military victims of accidents and illness serious enough to require medical air evacuation, although the 4,373 reported deaths include 896 (up three) who died from those same causes, including at least 18 from faulty electrical work by KBR and 197 suicides through Dec 5.***
** The number of wounded is updated weekly (usually Tuesday).
** New York Times, Jan 26, 2009
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War Good For the Pakistan Economy? How about government officials ready to be charged?
KARACHI: Foreign investment has fallen since the beginning of the current fiscal year, and collective decline in the first five months was by 25 per cent over last year. Pakistan is on the verge of total collapse. Has the forced attack of its own people caused the dam to break? Would you invest in Pakistan today? Looks like the world financial institutions are saying “NO”. Also, in today’s NY Times, “Pakistan Ministers Are Called Before the Courts”, gives a good overview of the existing problem that could destroy the existing Zardari Government.
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Stop the Assassination Drones:. Call Leon Panetta at (703) 482-0623, CIA headquarters, leave a message: No More Drone Assasination attacks, and don’t attack Quetta. End the War(s) NOW.
Call President Obama ALL WEEK LONG. Let’s keep his White House lines busy: Take Action Now ! ! Call President Obama: To reach the U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121 Leave a message: “You made the wrong decision. I do not support you on this. I feel betrayed.” Say NO to Escalation in Afghanistan. Sign the petition here. No funds from Congress for the troop escalation. Tell them now.
Today, please tell your member of Congress and U.S. Senators to End the War in Afghanistan, sign this petition. If you live outside the United States, write to your leaders, End the War Now.
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